RuneScape: The First 20 Years from Dark Horse (Exclusive Preview) – Screen Rant

Dark Horse Comics is releasing a brand new book showcasing the first 20 years of the popular MMORPG RuneScape and we’ve got a new look.Dark Horse Comics is taking a closer look at the first …

Dark Horse Comics is releasing a brand new book showcasing the first 20 years of the popular MMORPG RuneScape and we’ve got a new look.
Dark Horse Comics is taking a closer look at the first 20 years of RuneScape in a brand new hardcover book coming out this week. Runescape: The First 20 Years: An Illustrated History will take a deep dive into the history of the RuneScape franchise and the game’s storied history. The book from writer Alex Calvin will showcase exclusive art from the series and include new behind-the-scenes interviews about the Jagex game.
RuneScape is one of the most popular MMORPG’s ever, with more than 200 million users signing up for accounts since it originally debuted in 2001. The free-to-game-play features users completing quests and leveling up their characters in specific skills while also fighting each other and different NPCs. Among the most popular skills, including mining, fishing, woodcutting, and smithing. The original version of RuneScape was a 2D (known as RuneScape Classic), but the game received a significant overhaul and went full 3D in the version known as Old School RuneScape. RuneScape 3 would see another update to the game, which is the main version currently available to players.
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We’ve got a brand new look at the new art book for the upcoming Runescape: The First 20 Years: An Illustrated History by Alex Calvin and Jagex. In the images, readers learn more about the Wise Old Man in the “Tales From Gielinor,” get a closer look at some of the monsters from RuneScape, as well as some incredible concept art and illustrations from the game’s history.
The book also looks at the return of the Wilderness and the risk Jagex took in reintroducing the popular fighting element.
Runescape: The First 20 Years: An Illustrated History is available in two different editions from Dark Horse Comics. The Standard edition comes with a red cover, while the Deluxe Edition comes with a black cover, a slipcase, gilded page edges, a hard-back folio with two art prints, as well as a ribbon bookmark.
Whether you’ve played RuneScape Classic, Oldschool Runescape, or the current version of the gameRunescape: The First 20 Years: An Illustrated History is a must pick-up for those looking to relive some of their best gaming moments in the world of Gielinor. Runescape: The First 20 Years: An Illustrated History by Alex Calvin is currently available to order through your local comic book shop, book stores, and Amazon. The Standard version retails for $39.99, while fans of the game can order the Deluxe version exclusively from the RuneScape online store for $99.99.
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